Patriotic Layer Cake

Cooking for Kids It’s almost the Fourth of July and I lucked out and found Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix and Duncan Hines Blue Velvet Cake Mix which are a limited edition mixes to make a patriotic layer cake for Independence Day. Duncan Hines also has a limited edition cake mix called Summer Velvets […]

Baked Easter Ham

Cooking for Families A baked ham is one of the easiest things to prepare for Easter or any holiday celebration. Half a ham can easily feed a dozen people. I baked an un-sliced, bone-in, half ham, from the shank end. The butt end often has more meat, but because of the shape of the bone […]

Braided Easter Bread

Cooking With Kids There is no better aroma than walking into the home with the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven. Making bread isn’t difficult as long as you have plenty of time to knead it, allow it to rest, rise, and braid. In preparation for Easter, I allow my Nanny Kids to […]

Hamentaschen

Cooking for Families Hamantaschen cookies are popular treats for the feast of Purim, which joyfully celebrates the Jews’ deliverance from the detested Haman. When making cookies for the holidays you will want a tray of hamantaschen for your family and your Nanny Family. To make the perfect, golden-delicious hamantaschen use this recipe I found on BonAppetit […]

Poppyseed Roll

Cooking for Families My Nanny Kids’ Grandmother comes from Poland and makes this tender, soft, sweet yeast bread swirled with a creamy homemade poppy seed filling. It’s a wonderful and impressive treat for the holidays. Your Nanny Family or personal family will love this. You Will Need: ½ pound poppy seeds ¾ cup white sugar […]

“Cranberry Thanksgiving” by Wende and Harry Devlin and Make Cranberry Bread

Weekly Trip to the Library For kids who love a good mystery, the book Cranberry Thanksgiving is a treaure.  Maggie and her Grandmother are inviting guests for Thanksgiving dinner and serving their famous cranberry bread made from a secret recipe.  But when the recipe turns up missing, they suspect one of their guests is the […]

Cherry Pork Tenderloin

Cooking for Families This is the most impressive and easy main dish to make for families for the winter holidays. Frozen cherries are the star in this beautiful, vibrant, and delicious sauce. It is moist and delicious and highly recommend making it for your Nanny Family and your own family often. You Will Need: 1 […]

Rice Krispy Ghosts

Cooking with Kids Kids love Halloween and rice crispy treats. So combine their love of Halloween and sweets to make these easy rice crispy mummies. To make it easier for myself I just bought a box of Rice Krispies Bars at the store. I used mini chocolate chips for the eyes but I think regular […]

Saint Patrick’s Day Pancakes

Cooking for Kids Saint Patrick’s Day is next week. Instead of buying green bagels for breakfast, I like making green pancakes for my Nanny Kids on Saint Patrick’s Day. I love using the colorful Lucky Charms cereal marshmallows to decorate pancakes for the kids. Simply use your favorite pancake mix to make this easy holiday […]

Chinese New Year Mandarin Orange Muffins

Cooking With Kids Chinese New Year is tomorrow and it is the most important Chinese holiday of the year. To celebrate the event with my Nanny Kids I made these absolutely delicious muffins. To the Chinese, oranges and tangerines represent wealth, luck, and abundant happiness. Due to the bright orange color, mandarin oranges are used […]